Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Sep. 17, 2020Dalia Naser Awarded Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship
    Dalia Naser


    Congratulations to Dalia Naser who has been awarded the Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship based on scholastic excellence and a demonstrated interest in biochemistry and/or molecular biology for 2020-2021.  Dalia is a doctoral student with Liz Meiering in the Department of Chemistry.

  2. July 14, 2020New research aims to create a surface coating that will kill COVID-19 on contact
    Two students working in the lab.

    New research is underway to develop a coating that will kill the COVID-19 virus immediately upon contact with any surface. The antiviral coating could be applied to all personal protective equipment and high-touch surfaces, greatly reducing the risk of community transmission of the virus.

  3. June 23, 2020Christian Ieritano wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

    Last week, this year's Vanier Scholarship award winners were announced. Among the prestigious group were three Faculty of Science graduate students, including Christian Ieritano (Chemistry), Finnian Gray (Physics and Astronomy), and Spencer Weinstein (Biology).

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